Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.